Overcoming Challenges

“Ruben’s inspiration and humor captured the
audience from the beginning and never let go.  
His story truly shows that if you’re willing
to fight for what you want, anything is possible.  
This was the perfect message for our team.”

Mark Brady – Vice President of Sales – Lifesize

Ruben will Help Your People Reach Their Goals

Inspire Your People to Think Bigger and Take Action

Become Resilient in the Face of Challenges

 

Reach Your Goals
and Feel Fantastic!

Ruben will Tailor His Presentation
Based on Your Needs

In only 10-15 minutes on the phone with you, Ruben will be able to learn the theme of your event, your goal for your people, and the challenges that are keeping your people from achieving your goals. The following titles and topics can be mixed and matched to create the perfect program for your audience.

 

Ruben has many hours of material made up of personal Olympic stories and stories of his adventures around the world (climbing mountains, running with the bulls in Pamplona, etc.). These stories powerfully illustrate the topics of teamwork, leadership, sales, overcoming challenges, embracing change, customer service, positive attitude and how to achieve more.

Ruben will always make sure to include stories in his presentation that fit your objectives.

Ruben’s Story in 5 Minutes

How Ruben reverse-engineered his way into the Olympics and how he can help your people experience a mental breakthrough that will help them reach their goals.

Ruben’s Beliefs and Philosophy >

It’s all About Helping You Reach Your Objectives

About Moving Your People to Commitment and Action for Your Goals

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Ruben’s winning attitude is infectious. His story takes people’s excuses away.

Imagine your people experiencing Ruben’s presentation and becoming inspired to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to reach and then surpass your goals.

“Ruben did a phenomenal job at our sales kick off.”

– Mariana Castro – General Manager – Microsoft

 

 

Overcoming Challenges – Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian

Ruben did not take up the sport of luge until he was 21 years old. He was a marginal athlete, lived in hot and humid Houston, Texas, and financed his Olympic training himself. People laughed at him and said he was crazy. He broke many bones on the way to the Olympics and eventually became the only person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade.

He’s an ordinary man who accomplished the extraordinary and THAT’S what makes him special. Because people in his audiences relate to Ruben and after hearing him are inspired to go the extra mile and fight for their goals and dreams.

Your people will learn:

  • How to become resilient in the face of challenges.
  • How to become mentally tough.
  • How to create a vision that keeps them from becoming discouraged.
  • How to create the mindset of a champion.
  • How to outlast their competition.
  • How to win regardless of the circumstances.

“Bouncing Back Quickly to Win”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

“Even Cancer Couldn’t Stop Her”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

 

 

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“You were our best speaker ever!
Your wonderful story resonates
with people of all ages.”

Maryellen Reinhart – Special Olympics

Becoming Unstoppable – Success Secrets from a Four-Time Olympian

Ruben’s story of his quest for the Olympics gives people hope and strength. His inspiring story moves people to commitment and action.

Your audience will learn how to build confidence and destroy fear, how to unleash their passion and drive, how to unlock their full potential, how to turn defeat into victory, and how to achieve their personal or professional ambitions.

Human Nature (fear of failure and fear of the unknown) is what holds most people back.

Ruben will teach your people how to overcome human nature by using proven methods and techniques that will help your people develop a winning mindset. 

This program is perfect for a group facing change, challenges or set-backs to overcome. Your audience will learn how to become resilient and how to become unstoppable on the way to the top.  

Your people will learn:

  • How to condition their minds for success.

  • How to become unstoppable in the face of challenges.

  • How to take their commitment to a higher level.

  • How to become confident and laser focused.

  • How to become better leaders.

“Overcoming Human Nature”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

“Your talk was superb. You helped our conference shine!”

– Daniel Ranta – Director, Knowledge Sharing – ConocoPhillips

“Ruben did a phenomenal job of bringing a message of hope to our associates.”

– David Erland – New York Life

“Ruben, you have inspired us all to reach new heights, and for that we salute you.”

– Kurt Ritter – General Marketing Manager – Chevrolet Motor Division

“Ruben’s message was insightful, motivating and inspirational. Ruben stands out a as a role model for all who have dreams and want to learn how to turn them into reality.”

– Neddy Perez – Shell Oil

“Ruben ignited our meeting. His message was right on target. It generated immediate action and helped us excel as a company.”

– George Chavel – CEO – Sodexo

“This was a fantastic lesson on leadership. Listening to ‘The story of your dreams and your life’ is a real example for us to  follow as Business leaders.”

– Caroline Basyn – CIO – Bacardi

“In the 20+ years I have been a member of NAHU, working with speakers during our annual meeting, I have heard and worked with some great ones – Terry Bradshaw, Steve Young, Joe Theismann, Mike Krzyzewski, Johnny Bench, and Lou Holtz to name a few.

After your terrific presentation last week I had many members come up to me and say you were the best they had heard. The long standing ovation you received is a testament to that. I also found you one of the easiest speakers to work with.

I strongly encourage anyone who needs a great speaker to consider Ruben Gonzalez!!”

– Robert Tretter – Former President – National Association of Health Underwriters 

Clients and Testimonials >

Don't Leave Your People's Success to Chance

Not if you want to stay competitive in today's fast-changing markets. 
Help your people live up to their full potential and excel at work.
Bring Ruben in to help your people experience a breakthrough.

Ruben will Help You Reach Your Objectives

 He’ll Teach Your People World-class Best Practices That will Improve Their Performance

 

Depending on your objectives, Ruben can tailor his presentation in several directions. Ruben’s presentation is about what he had to do to get to the Olympics and how following those principles will help you realize your goals faster. Bottom line, he helps improve individual and organizational performance.   In order to get to the Olympics he had to:  

  • Muster the belief in himself that he could eventually compete in the Olympics,
  • Reverse engineer the whole process,
  • Sell himself to the people whose help he would need,
  • Create a team of people to help him get there,
  • Raise capital to fund the Olympic project,
  • Become resilient in the face of huge obstacles, and finally,
  • Perform under huge pressure.

Ruben made it in spite of:

  • Not taking up the sport of luge until he was 21 years old,
  • Living thousands of miles from the Olympic luge training centers and,
  • Not being a great athlete to begin with.

He went on to become the only person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade.  

“If you will listen to Ruben speak your life will change.”

– Lou Holtz

Ruben’s Beliefs >

Ruben will show your people how to:

  • Increase their self-belief,
  • Become more resilient so they can overcome obstacles,
  • Become self-reliant so can solve their own problems,
  • Improve sales closing rates,
  • Work as a team,
  • Become better leaders,
  • Improve customer retention rates, and
  • To take responsibility to they can become more productive.

Ruben’s story takes people’s excuses away and fills them with the belief they need to fight for their goals and dreams. Ruben will give your people a swift kick in the rear. His story will be a wake up call that will leave your people wanting to burn the house down – ready to take massive action for you.

Book Ruben Today and Make Your Meeting
an Olympic Experience You will Never Forget.

To check availability call 832-689-8282 or email Ruben@TheLugeMan.com